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Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Bigger Al
This not the place for a flea market ad. ...

This not the place for a flea market ad.

This is:

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=54
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Bigger Al
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Bigger Al
This post should be put at the top of all Airhead...

This post should be put at the top of all Airhead threads. :D
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Bigger Al
This is the thread for ride reports. You should...

This is the thread for ride reports. You should ask your question in the Equipment section. http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6 Also, if you would like information on a seat, then it...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,603
Posted By Bigger Al
The tires are more dangerous, seeing as how they...

The tires are more dangerous, seeing as how they are what actually does the stopping part of the equation. Old, hardened rubber does not make for good adhesion to the road.

Replace the cracked...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Bigger Al
When the engine is running. There's a one-way...

When the engine is running. There's a one-way valve under that aluminum casting that allows the oil vapors to escape when the crankcase is pressurized. Seepage there is pretty much normal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,312
Posted By Bigger Al
There's no way to make a tire "non-explosive." ...

There's no way to make a tire "non-explosive." When inflated, a tire is basically just a bomb made of rubber, fabric, and a tiny bit of steel wire to hold it all in. If you somehow run that tire...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bigger Al
Seal up the caliper and use a rubber-tipped blow...

Seal up the caliper and use a rubber-tipped blow gun to pump air into the bleeder. Use extreme caution when doing this, as the piston can exit the area at a high rate of speed. I usually hold the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,846
Posted By Bigger Al
Fixified for accuracy. :deal

Fixified for accuracy. :deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By Bigger Al
Holly and I have had such great times at the...

Holly and I have had such great times at the Melee, and we both really hope that you'll be able to have something in September. This is one of ADV's really fun and relaxed events, and is not to be...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Bigger Al
:nod You'll get much better braking feel...

:nod

You'll get much better braking feel from the handlebar-mounted M/C than you ever could with the under-tank.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,139
Posted By Bigger Al
I've had a couple of EXO-400 helmets, and they've...

I've had a couple of EXO-400 helmets, and they've been fantastic. A few months ago I saw the EXO-500's on sale for less than $80, and sprung for two of them, one each for myself, and one for my...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By Bigger Al
This. I had the same issue as yours. Last...

This.

I had the same issue as yours. Last week I re-routed the throttle cables and now all is good.
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bigger Al
I rode here, but not on the Airhead. I decided...

I rode here, but not on the Airhead. I decided to go with posh comfort and bigger HP, so I took the Strom. :evil

http://biggeral.smugmug.com/Other/Motorcycle-stuff/i-7STHQQ7/0/L/IMG_0873-L.jpg
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Bigger Al
I rode up there about 10 years or so ago on an...

I rode up there about 10 years or so ago on an '87 Ninja 750 that I had gotten for a song. I was going to get parts for the R90, and Ozzie spent about 20 minutes quizzing me on the Ninja. For some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Bigger Al
I cross-posted this to the Airheads section in ...

I cross-posted this to the Airheads section in Old School.

Another Ozzie story;

Every time I rode up to buy parts Ozzie always had a question or three about what I was working on and what I'd...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,337
Posted By Bigger Al
The last three responses pretty much nailed it. ...

The last three responses pretty much nailed it. I bought Jetboil about year ago, and it spends more time at home than on trips. It doesn't really boil water much faster than a conventional setup,...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bigger Al
Thunderchild. Always served me well.

Thunderchild. Always served me well.
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By Bigger Al
Ozzie Auer Has Passed

Ozzie was a real giant in the BMW world, and always had a special spot in his heart for Airheads, especially racing Airheads. There's a thread in West Regionals:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Bigger Al
I read this last night. He's really going to be...

I read this last night. He's really going to be missed.

Ozzie was always really good to me, never more so than when I was racing my R75. I won my first race at Sears Point in 2000, which was a...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,241
Posted By Bigger Al
Giugliano. :evil

Giugliano. :evil
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,241
Posted By Bigger Al
What a way to start the new season!! :clap That...

What a way to start the new season!! :clap That was a real battle.
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,241
Posted By Bigger Al
David Salom's crash was horrible. Hope he's okay.

David Salom's crash was horrible. Hope he's okay.
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Bigger Al
I do something similar, but use either rubbing...

I do something similar, but use either rubbing alcohol or brake cleaner. Same on installation.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,712
Posted By Bigger Al
I believe that Seat Concepts has a kit available...

I believe that Seat Concepts has a kit available that will raise your stock seat an inch or so. It uses the stock pan, and you get to staple it into place, but that means that it's a lost less...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Bigger Al
This. Removing the airbox is involved the...

This.

Removing the airbox is involved the first time that you do it. Having a good manual will help things, as will taking some digital images as you go along. On my DL1000 the hose that I think...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,712
Posted By Bigger Al
That's good advice. It'll make the long hours...

That's good advice. It'll make the long hours much more comfortable.

You'll want to ditch the stock windscreen after about the first 5 miles of highway, so think about looking into a Madstad...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,139
Posted By Bigger Al
We don't charge to do that. Neither do we sell...

We don't charge to do that. Neither do we sell people nitrogen. The tire biz is full of scams.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bigger Al
Pro Grip 780's. I started using them in the late...

Pro Grip 780's. I started using them in the late 90's with my first race bike.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,548
Posted By Bigger Al
Hey, Pally, that's you!! :clap I dounno if...

Hey, Pally, that's you!! :clap

I dounno if the BMW is going to get many more of those day-long floggings like it used to. Having the 100HP of the Strom is a strong intoxicant. :deal Of course,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,520
Posted By Bigger Al
Absolutely fantastic!! :clap

Absolutely fantastic!! :clap
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,139
Posted By Bigger Al
So if a tire store doesn't have a set of...

So if a tire store doesn't have a set of take-offs with sensors already installed, does that make them a bad tire store? Just curious. :evil
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,139
Posted By Bigger Al
GM vehicles match the sensors to wheel position,...

GM vehicles match the sensors to wheel position, most others do not. This necessitates the reprogramming after tire rotations. If you marked your Summer wheels as to position at the time of removal...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,139
Posted By Bigger Al
It's amazing how people have become completely...

It's amazing how people have become completely helpless when it comes to even the simplest automotive procedures. We get calls of panic when TPS lights go off, especially when the colder weather...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,139
Posted By Bigger Al
You ought to try working with the fucking things...

You ought to try working with the fucking things all day long. :baldy Every day. :bluduh
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,139
Posted By Bigger Al
You won't find any dealer that will deactivate...

You won't find any dealer that will deactivate the system. Your best bet is to have the sensors swapped from the old wheels to the take-offs. It's not cheap, but that's the only way you're gonna...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,318
Posted By Bigger Al
FWIW: my wife has been riding for about 10 years...

FWIW: my wife has been riding for about 10 years now, and her latest bike is a 2001 BMW F650GS. It's a great on-road/highway bike, and does well enough on gravel roads to not scare her to death. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By Bigger Al
Contact BA and tell them about your issues and...

Contact BA and tell them about your issues and see if they'll do anything for you. We've had nothing but good experiences with their customer service department.
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Bigger Al
Don't sweat the bears. You'll only find grizzly...

Don't sweat the bears. You'll only find grizzly in Montana, Wyoming, and some parts of Idaho, and if you have any camping savvy at all you'll not have any issues with them. The rest of the West is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By Bigger Al
FWIW: I think that Sunset is all paved or...

FWIW: I think that Sunset is all paved or hard-packed gravel. It's been a coupla years since we rode through it, but I don't remember seeing any fire rings. I could be wrong on this, but it did...
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